Library Services for Spring 2021

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Library Open Hours (from February 1 through May 14)

The library building will be open and available for the Spring 2021 semester on this schedule:

  • Monday through Thursday: 7:45am – 11pm
  • Friday: 7:45am – 5pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: 3pm – 11pm

The library’s current operating hours are always available at or by searching Google for the Wilson College Library.

*NOTE: at this time, the library is only open to current Wilson College students, faculty, and staff. We'll be happy to welcome back members of the community once it is safe for us to do so.

How do I get help if I need it?

There will be library staff and/or work-study students available during all library open hours to assist you with in-person needs such as finding and checking out books and DVDs, or putting you in touch with resources you might need for research or teaching.

Library staff may have more limited on-campus availability this semester, but staff are always available remotely. If you’re not sure who in the library you need to contact, email with your question and we will connect you with the right person. Email is almost always the best and fastest way to reach a librarian, whether you have a quick question or need to set up an appointment for more in-depth research help. For contact information or updates, please visit

Also, don’t forget about the library’s Online Reference Desk, available through Zoom. Hours and instructions can be found on the MyWilson Portal: Want help from a live person, in real time, but not able to come to campus? Hop on to the library’s Zoom room and get assistance there. The Zoom desk will be available during the library’s regular open hours and may also be available during times that the physical library building is closed.

Will I be able to access all of the materials I need?

Yes! Full access to all library materials, both physical and electronic, will be available. Full access to InterLibrary Loan materials, both physical and electronic, will be available. The library will continue to ship physical materials to remote students and remote faculty/staff when a suitable electronic alternative cannot be found. Course reserves will also be available as usual.

Can I study in the library building?

Yes! The shared study spaces in the library will be open and available, but there may be some additional restrictions. Study rooms will initially be limited to one or two people at a time (maximum occupancy will be clearly marked with signs). Sanitizing stations (including sanitizing wipes, spray, gloves, and paper towels) will be available throughout the building, on each floor, in central areas and high-traffic locations. The computer labs will be available and have been spaced further apart and spread throughout the building to accommodate the need for social distancing. You may see fewer tables and chairs, also to accommodate social distancing – please do not rearrange the furniture, as it has been deliberately spaced and arranged to meet current health and safety guidelines.

The Commuter Lounge on the ground floor will also be open and available, and the lockers there will be available to reserve by talking to a library staff member as usual. In order to alleviate any potential crowding, the Conference Room that is next door to the Commuter Lounge will be reserved as a secondary Commuter Lounge, to serve as an overflow space for commuters and other students who need a place to eat meals and/or study if the Commuter Lounge is too full. All communal food and dishes have been removed from the Commuter Lounge for the spring semester, and we ask that you provide your own dishware and utensils. The refrigerator, microwaves, toaster oven, and Keurig machine will remain available for use, and cleaning supplies will be provided so that students and staff can sanitize the area and equipment before and after each use.